Six Arrested for Mounting Illegal Roadblock

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The Rwenzori Alpine Brigade, spokesperson Lt. Ninsiima Rwemeshuma said that the suspects were arrested shortly after a tip off to the UPDF forces at 2.00am.

Six people have been arrested for allegedly staging an illegal roadblock in Kibenge village, along the Kasese –Kilembe roadin Kasese municipality.

The Rwenzori Alpine Brigade, spokesperson Lt. Ninsiima Rwemeshuma said that the suspects were arrested shortly after a tip off to the UPDF forces at 2.00am.
 
He said that earlier security forces had got intelligence informationthat there was a group of thugs who defraud people who visit a hot spring found in area.

Lt. Ninsiima arraigned the six people before the press at the Army officers mess in Kasese town. He said that they were armed with pangas, spears, an axe and sticks.

But the Kibenge village LC One Chairperson, Moses Ngene, said the night roadblock was mounted with his knowledge an aim to crack down suspected thieves in the area.

He said that in less than a week the residents had lost a number of goats to the thieves who always attack them at night.

He said that the decision to mount the roadblock was reached during a meeting recently.

But the army spokesman said that the residents could not mount a road block without informing the security forces, adding that the suspects will be subjected to further investigations.

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